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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Iraq denies reports of Israeli Air Force using its airspace

"As the Ministry of Defense, we haven't observed any IAF warplanes practicing in Iraqi airspace," said Major-General Mohammad al-Askari, spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
On Friday, sources in the Iraqi Defense Ministry told a local news network that Israel Air Force (IAF) war planes are practicing in Iraqi airspace and land on US airbases in the country as a preparation for a potential strike on Iran. More...

Hezbollah Pigs Exchange 2 Dead Soldiers to Israel for 199 Terrorists

Israel and its bitter enemy Hezbollah began a dramatic prisoner exchange Wednesday, with the Beirut-based terrorist organization handing over what was believed to be the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, while trucks carrying the remains of some 199 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters began crossing into Lebanon. More...

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps General Mohammad Ja'fari: If Attacked, Iran Will Target U.S. Forces in Neighboring Countries

Multiple Missile Launch Footage

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Copts: Firsts in sectarian conflict

Christians Under Attack - An illicit affair between a 17-year-old Coptic man and an 18-year-old Muslim married woman from the town of Tamiya in Fayoum resulted in Muslim demonstrations and the torching of Copts’ property last week. A Coptic-owned supermarket, timber store, and kiosk were
torched, an attempt was made to set a gas station aflame but the fire was quickly put out. Two Coptic-owned cars were damaged, and two young men attacked.The security authorities, however, played a positive role in containing the situation. They heightened security in town, confiscated motorcycles and tuk-tuks since these were used to throw fiery balls at the Copts’ shops, and detained scores of Muslim suspects.

Iran bans stars from doing ads

Iran has banned sports and movie stars from appearing in commercial advertisements on the grounds that celebrities should not promote consumerism.
Despite a ban in the early years of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Western-style advertisements and television commercials reappeared in Iranian cities and state-owned media in the early 1990s.
A notable target of the ban appears to be the "Iranian Hercules", the heavyweight world weightlifting champion and double Olympic gold medallist Hossein Rezazadeh. More...

Bin Laden's son in web terror rant

Saturday, July 5, 2008

At least 25 political prisoners killed in ongoing Syrian jail riot

DEBKA - An anti-government human rights group reported that Syrian security forces have shot dead dozens of Islamist prisoners opposed to the Assad regime to quell a riot staged in the Saydanaya military jail north of Damascus Saturday, July 5. The London-based group quoted a prisoner contacted by mobile phone as reporting Saturday afternoon that the shooting was continuing and inmates had climbed up to the roof to escape the violence.

Netherlands bans Iranian students from nuclear studies

Breitbart - "It is forbidden... to grant Iranian nationals access to special training or teaching that could contribute to nuclear proliferation activities in Iran and the development of systems for transmitting nuclear arms," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Friday's measure adds to a Dutch decree adopting international sanctions against Iran that were put in place last year.
It bans Iranians notably from the nuclear reactor in Borssele in the southeastern Netherlands, and from a test reactor at the Delft University of Technology.

Muslim convert heaven - You get in Islam paradise 300 BOYS?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Group planned gradual coup in Turkey: papers

A shadowy, ultra-nationalist illegal organization planned a gradual coup to unseat the Turkish government, documents seized in recent raids showed, newspaper Sabah said on Thursday. Police arrested 21 people on Tuesday, including two retired generals and several other retired army officers, for suspected links to the so-called Ergenekon group, shaking Turkish financial markets and increasing political tensions. More...

Algeria: Christians get suspended jail terms for proselytising

Two Algerian nationals have been given a suspended six-months sentence for proselytising for Christianity. "We are disappointed by the verdict but not ashamed of our new faith," said Christian converts Rachid Seghir and Djallal Dahmani.
The Algerian government has accused Protestants and Evangelicals of conducting an intense missionary campaign in their country trying to convert the population."The verdict is unfair, I do not understand why people are sentenced to jail for their beliefs," said the head of the Algerian Protestant churches, Mustafa Karim. More...

Non-Muslims: Worse than Animals

Allah sees unbelievers as worse than animals. Let us start with verse 8:55 of the Qur’an. In essence this verse says: the unbelievers are the worst beasts (or worst animals) in the eyes of Allah.
According to ibn Abbas and Jalalyn, the most eminent exegetes of the Qur’an, Allah revealed this verse regarding the B. Qurayzah Jews. These Jews had unconditionally surrendered to Muhammad’s invading army. Earlier, Muhammad had asked these hapless Jews, comprising of women children and adult males, to convert to Islam if they wanted to be reprieved from the genocide that was pronounced on them by the judge appointed by Muhammad. But these Jews steadfastly refused to embrace Islam, preferring death instead. So, when they turned down Muhammad’s offer of ‘mercy’, around 700 to 900 of the adult males were beheaded right in front of Muhammad. Muhammad’s companions participated in this orgy of beheadings. This was similar to the scene of an abattoir where animals are driven to be slaughtered by Islamic swords and knives. More...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Terrorise the non-believers, orders 'Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe' after he is freed on bail

Suspected Al Qaeda leader Abu Qatada is celebrating his release from prison with the release of a book in which he urges Muslims to commit terrorist attacks in the West.

The Home Office has not yet abandoned hope of throwing Qatada out of the country and is appealing to the House of Lords. Once that process is exhausted his bail will lapse, and ministers will have to apply for a Control Order to limit his movements.

Since Qatada claimed asylum in 1993, he and his family have already cost the taxpayer well over £1million and the bill will now rise dramatically. More...

Judge: "Jihad" message on Volkswagen van is protected speech

A Grass Valley man’s proclamation via block letters on his 1970 Volkswagen van that he was a terrorist carrying a weapon of mass destruction was political hyperbole protected by the First Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. More...

OPEC Threatens Democrats-- Tells Them To Drill Their Own Oil

After US Democrats passed legislation to sue OPEC for not producing enough oil, the leading oil producing nations responded by telling Democrats they better develop their own reserves.
OPEC also threatened to not sell oil to the US if the Democrats go ahead with their ridiculous plan to sue the Organization of the Oil Producing Countries for not producing enough oil. More...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Jizya, Jihad, and the Murder of the Assyrian Bishop

The New York Times (June 26, 2008) has published a somber account of the recent murder of Iraqi Archbishop Rahho, and how the Iraqi Christian population has been subjected to the full recrudescence of dhimmitude, punctuated by the re-application of the jizya-the Koranic (Koran 9:29) poll tax on non-Muslims, whose etymology, as per the seminal Arabic lexicographer, E.W. Lane, belies its origins: "the tax paid in lieu of being slain." More...

Iran says Gulf oil route at risk if attacked.

Converting the West to Islam Through … Sex?

For the past few weeks Yahoo group MahdiUniteMuslims (MUM) — which is dedicated to uniting the Islamic world through belief in the Mahdi, the “rightly-guided one” of Islamic traditions who will create a global caliphate — has hosted a discussion about mut`ah, Shi`i temporary marriage, the “secret weapon that will convert the West to Islam in the later days before the advent of Imam al Mahdi”.
His starting point is the Islamic tradition that in the last days before the Mahdi returns, women will greatly outnumber men worldwide. This Muslim Hugh Hefner opines that “the West will not consider mut`ah as marriage but more at par [sic] with mistress or girlfriend though we consider it a valid form of marriage.”
He continues: “The West can never jail a Shi`ah for doing mut`ah. It is almost impossible to go to jail for doing mut`ah in the West” (except perhaps in Texas). “Even U.S. presidents galore had mistresses” (Bill Clinton, crypto-Shi`i?). And since “the craze about sex today is through the roof” (hard to argue there), mut`ah is not just man-made but “a divine plan,” for “when non-Muslim men learn that they can honorably have more women.” More...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rare Iraqi Jewish books 'surface in Israel'

Breitbart - Some 300 rare and valuable books confiscated from Iraq's Jewish community by Saddam Hussein's regime have been secretly spirited into Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday.
The books include a 1487 commentary on the biblical Book of Job and another volume of biblical prophets printed in Venice in 1617, the Haaretz daily said.
The volumes are part of a massive collection of books confiscated by the secret police of the executed Iraqi dictator and stored in security installations in the Iraqi capital until the US-led invasion of 2003.

L'islam pour les nuls, 15 minutes lesson.

Woman gets 11 years for running Kabul brothel

Reuters - A Chinese woman was sentenced to eleven years in jail for operating brothels in Kabul, the China Daily and Chinese language media reported on Saturday.
Wang Min, from Shanghai, was charged with operating prostitution joints that fronted as bars in the Afghan capital, and with bringing unemployed women, all over 40, from the industrial city of Chongqing on the Yangtze River to work with her.
An accomplice was sentenced to six years in a Chongqing court on Friday, after the women were sent back to China in February.
They had run a Turkish restaurant, followed by the Berlin Restaurant and the Feifei bar in Kabul, before being arrested by Kabul police in October.
Chinese prostitutes in Kabul told Reuters reporters last month that they earned more than they could in China, even though the security situation made them reluctant to leave brothels hidden in one of Kabul's wealthier neighborhoods.

Euro 2008 Finals Venue Hides a Sinister Past

Spielgel Inline - The dark chapter in the stadium's history began in 1934, three years after it was completed and christened the Prater Stadium. That May, Austria's fascist Chancellor Engelbert Dolfuss stood in the stadium and announced the country's new constitution, which abolished democracy in Austria and made it an authoritarian state.
In September 1939, the stadium would be put to darker uses. After having housed German soldiers, the stadium was requisitioned by the Gestapo to be used as a temporary prison for over 1,000 Jewish men.
While held there, the Austrian Jews were examined by Josef Wastl, who was then the head of the anthropology department of Vienna's Natural History Museum. The museum still holds hair samples, finger prints, photos and haunting plaster masks of the 440 detainees Wastl examined for his "Anthropology of Jews" report.
Within three weeks, the Jews would be transported by rail to the Buchenwald concentration camp. Of the 1,038 deported, 44 were released and only 26 survived.
Before World War II, Vienna's Jewish community numbered as many as 200,000 people and was at the time the second largest in Europe after Warsaw's. Today, a mere 7,500 Jews live there.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Virginia’s Islamic Academy on Shaky Legal Ground

Pajamas Media first reported on the academy, a school sponsored by the Saudi Embassy, two weeks ago when law enforcement authorities raided it, looking for evidence that the school’s director, Abdullah Al-Shabnan, had covered up sex abuse allegations by a 5-year old student. The raid occurred just three days after the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors had renewed the school’s lease despite evidence that the school continued to use textbooks promoting violence and religious hatred. More...


At the "Buns and Guns," the chefs wear military helmets, the food is wrapped in camouflage paper and the advertising slogan is "a sandwich can kill you."
The fast food eatery with a tongue-in-cheek military theme opened three weeks ago in Beirut's Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs and is drawing in residents proud of the Shiite militant group's battlefield successes. More...

Iraq: Police say al-Qaeda has infiltrated force

"Now we have the proof that al-Qaeda terrorists have managed to infiltrate the Iraqi security forces," said the head of police in Falluja, Faysal al-Zubei in an interview with the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. Al-Zubei was speaking about Thursday's suicide attack in which at least 20 people were killed at a local council meeting in the town of Karma, east of Falluja, in Anbar province.The suicide bomber detonated the explosives during a meeting between the town's administrator and the local Awakening Council in Karma. Awakening Councils are US-allied Sunni militia movements fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq.Among those killed were 11 members of the local Awakening Council and the mayor of the town. The suicide bomber managed to enter the municipal government building where the meeting was being held because he was wearing a police uniform. More...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Somalis, Iranians Helping Rebels In Yemen

The memri blog - According to the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Yemen authorities have arrested Somali nationals fighting with the Houthi rebels.
Yemen security sources said that each fighter had received $100 for his services.
The paper also stated that four Iranians who were engaging in intelligence activity in Yemen were also arrested, and that the four were found with documents attesting that they supported the Houthi rebels in the Sa'ada district and thus were preparing the ground for rebellion in other districts of the country.

Syrian Cartoon: "The Woman's Face In The Arab World"

Via memri

Afghanistan: Death penalty call for man who spread Koran translation

An Afghan journalist accused of distributing an unacceptable translation of the Koran should be put to death, says former Prime Minister Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai.
Ahmadzai, who ran in the 2004 presidential election against current President Hamid Karzai, told Adnkronos International (AKI) he supported the death penalty for Zalmay. "Today Afghanistan is full of vices. Several Afghan restaurants serve liquor, despite it being illegal and on top of it, such material is distributed," Ahmadzai told AKI. "I am in favour of his death."Muslim scholars in Afghanistan reportedly said that the new version of the Koran misinterpreted verses about alcohol, begging, homosexuality and adultery. They also complained that this version was not accompanied by the original version of the Koran in Arabic.Ghows, 50, is reportedy in jail after being accused of blasphemy and his lawyers say he risks the death penalty. He is expected to face charges in an Afghan court within the next week.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Intelligence Officials: Dozens of Europeans Have Trained in Terror Camps in Pakistan

Dozens of white Europeans have trained in terrorist camps in Pakistan's tribal regions in recent months, U.S. intelligence sources tell ABC News, in what officials fear may be the beginnings of a new breed of al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorism.

"Al-Qa'ida is improving the last key aspect of its ability to attack the U.S.: the identification, training and positioning of operatives for an attack in the Homeland," according to a February Threat Assessment report from the Director of National Intelligence.
"[W]e have seen an influx of new Western recruits into the tribal area since mid-2006," the report said.

They're recruiting operatives from Europe. Why? If you're from Europe, it doesn't require a visa to fly to the United States," Mike McConnell, the director of National Intelligence, said in a speech in March. More...

Navy's Record-Breaking Railgun Shot

Captive soldier's parents ask court to stop truce

The parents of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas-allied militants petitioned Israel's supreme court Saturday to block a truce deal with the militant group so long as their son remains in captivity.
Noam and Aviva Schalit petitioned the court on behalf of their son Gilad, claiming that part of the deal included opening the Gaza Strip's crossings. They said this would allow their son's captors to smuggle him out and harm efforts to free him.
As part of their petition, the Schalits published a handwritten letter, penned by their son, which was delivered to the family two weeks ago by representatives of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Gilad Schalit was abducted near the Gaza border two years ago. He has not been seen since, but a recording of his voice and two previous letters he wrote have been released.
In the latest letter, dated "June 2008," Schalit wrote his parents that he is suffering from medical and psychological difficulties, as well as depression.
"I still think and dream about the day I will be released and see you again. I still have a hope that that day is near, but I know it does not depend on me or on you," he wrote. "I ask the government not to neglect the negotiations for my release." More...

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IAEA Inspectors Begin Mission to Syria Amid Allegations of Hidden Nuke Program

The International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors face a daunting task. Syrian officials are expected to place strict limits on where they go and what they see during their three-day visit.
Still, IAEA Deputy Director General Olli Heinonen spoke optimistically of the mission's chances before boarding the flight to Damascus on Sunday.
"I am sure I will be able to return" again to Syria, he told reporters, saying he and his two-man trip hoped to start to "establish the facts this evening."
Despite the low-key nature of the visit, the stakes are immense.
Damascus denies working on a secret nuclear program. But Washington hopes the U.N agency team will find evidence backing U.S. intelligence that a structure destroyed by Israeli war planes in September was a nearly completed plutonium-producing reactor.
If so, the trip could mark the start of massive atomic agency investigation similar to the five-year inquiry into Iran's activities. What's more, the investigation could draw in countries such as North Korea, which Washington says helped Damascus and Iran. Media reports also have linked Iran with Syria's nuclear efforts. More...

Heavy clashes force Lebanese army away

The clashes in the Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen areas located on the northern edge of the city began around 4:15 am (0115 GMT) pitting supporters of the country's Western-backed majority and the Hezbollah-led opposition against each other, the official said.He said at least 10 people were injured.

Troops could be seen deploying in other parts of Tripoli Sunday for fear of the fighting spreading. More...

Islamic militants briefly abduct 16 Christians in northwest Pakistan

The Jerusalem Post - Police say Islamic militants freed 16 Christians hours after kidnapping them in northwestern Pakistan.
Police official Mohammed Khan says the minority Christians were kidnapped late Saturday as they prayed at a home in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
He says the men were freed early Sunday after officers contacted the captors.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told parliament he ordered a probe into the incident.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Yemeni government targets civilians in Sa'ada

The Long War Journal

Another Damascus Declaration Activist Arrested In Syria

The Syrian security agencies arrested, on June 16, Damascus Declaration national council member Muhammad Al-Najar. At the time of his arrest, his home was searched, and printed materials and political posters were confiscated. Al-Najar's arrest brings the number of arrested Damascus Declaration members to 15.

Via The memri blog

The Economics of Democracy in Muslim Countries

The Middle East Forum - As the Status of Democracy Index shows, democracy in the Middle East and North Africa is the exception rather than the rule. Lebanon and Turkey, each with a 61 percent score, rank the highest. Only Algeria (52.7 percent) and Egypt (50 percent) score in the upper two quadrants. In descending order, the rest of the Middle East and North African countries are: Jordan (47.2 percent), Tunisia (47.2 percent), Yemen (47.2 percent), Kuwait (44.4 percent), Morocco (44.4 percent), Syria (36 percent), Qatar (33.3 percent), Bahrain (30.5 percent), Libya (27.7 percent), Oman (27.7 percent), Sudan (27.7 percent), United Arab Emirates (27.7 percent), Iran (25 percent), and Saudi Arabia (13.8 percent).

Correlation analysis indicates:
The greater percentage of Muslims a country had relative to its overall population, the lower its SDI score tended to be.
The higher a country's GDP per capita, the lower its SDI score.
The greater percentage of a country's GDP that is devoted to military expenditures, the lower its SDI score.
The greater the percentage of Muslims within a country, the higher the percentage of the GDP that is devoted to its military expenditures.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

THE two brothers at the centre of the bungled Forest Gate anti-terror raid are to receive more than £60,000 in compensation from Scotland Yard

Iran Sanctions: The Cecil Fielder Strategy

With President Bush by his side, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced new sanctions against Iran this morning, finally looking to freeze the assets of the mullahs’ Bank Melli. Good news, except there’s a very real problem in implementation: It comes two days and $75 billion short. You see, once again the West — ever reluctant to act decisively, even on sanctions — has missed the boat which the Iranians captain masterfully, less concerned about public perceptions and much more interested in effective operations. More...

Iran police start wider crackdown on un-Islamic dress

Iranian police have launched a more extensive crackdown on "social corruption" such as women flouting Islamic dress codes, the Farhang-e Ashti newspaper reported.
The authorities usually launch crackdowns before the hot summer months when women like to wear lighter clothing such as calf-length pants and brightly colored scarves pushed back to expose plenty of hair.
"Police will seize women with tight coats and cropped trousers and also men with Western-style hair cut will be arrested," the newspaper said.
"Men with Western-style haircuts were confronted by police and also barber shops that gave them such haircuts were sealed off on Sunday," said the daily. More...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Video Interview with Pakistani Taliban Commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad

Via Counterterrorism Blog

Al Qaeda activist reported killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza

DEBKA - Palestinians claim that Momtaz Dughmush was among the eight Palestinian gunmen killed in three Israeli air force strikes in Gaza Tuesday, June 17, following Hamas bombardments on Monday, which averted a planned terrorist operation.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that the Air Force targeted a vehicle carrying five al Qaeda-Palestine members in Khan Younes, in S. Gaza. They were all killed. Another three gunmen were killed in a second car at Deir al Balakh. Dughmush, who died in the first attack attack, was chief of the Qaeda cell attached to the Palestinian hard-line Popular Resistance Committees. Our sources name him as complicit with Hamas in the abduction of the Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit two years ago in a cross-border raid and the kidnap of the BBC correspondent Alan Johnson last year.

Iran’s New Voice inspired by Martin Luther King, Gandhi and JFK

Thx Rumi!

Al-Qaeda's Vietnam

Lately, the Iraq war has looked more and more like another Vietnam -- not for us, but for al-Qaeda.
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the terror group has suffered "near-strategic defeat" in Iraq. It has been routed from Anbar, Diyala, and Baghdad provinces, and now is getting a beating in its last stronghold of Mosul, in the north. It is reviled by the Iraqi populace, and its downward trajectory began with indigenous uprisings at its expense.
When the United States lost Vietnam, it lost credibility and saw an emboldened Marxist-Leninist offensive around the third world. Al-Qaeda is a global insurgency and not a nation-state -- and thus its circumstances are radically different from ours 40 years ago -- but it has suffered a similar reputational loss.
The Iraq war had been a powerful recruiting tool for al-Qaeda when it was winning. No more. Osama bin Laden rendered what is called the "bandwagon effect" in international relations -- the tendency of states to go along with the dominant power -- in his homespun Arabic analogy of people liking the strong horse over the weak horse. In Iraq, al-Qaeda's proverbial horse is a broken-down nag.


Karzai's Retaliation Threat Inflames Relations With Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pleaded for years with Islamabad to stop Taliban fighters based in Pakistan's tribal regions from launching attacks in Afghanistan.
In the past, Karzai has complained that Pakistani security forces have turned a blind eye to the Taliban's cross-border attacks, allowing them to strike and then flee back to safe havens in Pakistani territory.
But on June 15, Karzai raised his criticism to a new level. He accused Pakistani forces of supporting Taliban leaders in the tribal regions, and threatened to send Afghan troops across the border to kill extremist leaders. More...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Warlords Next Door

Parts 2 to 5

James Bond creator Ian Fleming argued case for appeasing Hitler

Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, favoured appeasing Nazi Germany and dismissed those urging war with Hitler as “the slaughterhouse brigade” in a letter to The Times a year before the Second World War.
Historians and biographers have hitherto overlooked the letter, published on September 28, 1938, as Britain waited to hear the outcome of Neville Chamberlain’s fateful meeting with Hitler in Munich. The letter was uncovered through the Times electronic archive, which has now been made accessible to the public.
During the war Fleming became an officer in Naval Intelligence and a dedicated enemy of fascism, but in the immediate prewar period, like many Britons, he appears to have believed that a deal could still be done with Hitler to avert war.
In the letter, Fleming argued that if Hitler’s territorial ambitions were limited to the aims he outlined in 1920 – uniting a greater Germany of German peoples, repealing the Versailles treaty and obtaining further territory for the German population – then Britain should step back from war.
“There will be no peace, no return of prosperity, and no happiness in Europe until England and France agree to the fulfilment of Herr Hitler’s stated programme in exchange for a binding disarmament pact,” he wrote. More...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Female Genital Mutilation

The Gambian-born Norwegian parents of six daughters, ages three to 14, face prosecution under a brand new law which made female genital mutilation illegal. Five of the six girls have been mutilated. The father is in custody. The mother is sick and pregnant at home. More...

Via The Jawa Report

Al Qaeda Planning Attack in Denmark

The US knew that Al-Qaeda and Al-Zarqawi had a "good relationship" with Saddam Hussein officials before the war

Via Gateway Pundit

BBC defends Muslim beheading by a Christian

Exclusive by Derek Robins - BBC bosses have defended the grisly beheading of a Muslim by a Christian zealot in new drama Bonekickers.In the bloody scene, ex-EastEnder Paul Nicholls plays a fundamentalist who decapitates a Muslim with a sword.Producer Rhonda Smith said: "It's not meant to be shocking or to cause offence and it comes very much from the storyline."
If this were a Muslim beheading a Christian the BBC would not show, or even think about showing such a thing because it would portray the Religion of Peace in a negative way. More...

Italy Sends Soldiers to Its Cities to Fight Crime

Italy's defense chief says 2,500 soldiers will be deployed to some Italian cities to help fight crime.
Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa said Friday the soldiers will back up police. After six months, the deployment will be evaluated.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi's government is waging a security crackdown to improve safety.

Via Newsmax

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More than 600 prisoners escape in Taliban assault on Afghanistan prison

The Jerusalem Post - More than 600 prisoners escaped during a brazen Taliban bomb and rocket attack on the main prison in southern Afghanistan that knocked down the front gate and destroyed a two-story police checkpoint, a police official said Saturday. At least nine police were killed.
The complex attack late Friday included a truck bombing at the main gate, a suicide bomber who struck a back wall and rockets fired from outside, setting off a series of explosions that rattled Kandahar, the country's second biggest city.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said 30 insurgents on motorbikes and two suicide bombers attacked Sarposa Prison and freed about 400 Taliban members.
Police official Mohammad Jamal Khan said more than 600 prisoners escaped. He said nine police were killed and 12 were wounded. Eight prisoners also died in the assault, he said.


Anti-Democrat Humor

Pakistan's Sharif stirs call for Musharraf to be hanged

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif stepped up his attack on President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday, suggesting he could be hanged while addressing thousands of protesters outside the presidency.
"We asked you to quit with honor after the election but you didn't," Sharif told the crowd, referring to U.S. ally Musharraf, who overthrew him in a 1999 coup.
"Now people have given a new judgment for you ... they want you to be held accountable," he said in the early hours of Saturday.
The crowd, officially estimated at up to 20,000, chanted "hang Musharraf" as it listened to the two time former prime minister's fiery speech.
"Is hanging only for politicians?" asked Sharif, referring to former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, hanged by a military dictator in 1979. More...

Plan Would Lift Saudi Oil Output to Highest Ever

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is planning to increase its output next month by about a half-million barrels a day, according to analysts and oil traders who have been briefed by Saudi officials.
The increase could bring Saudi output to a production level of 10 million barrels a day, which, if sustained, would be the kingdom’s highest ever. The move was seen as a sign that the Saudis are becoming increasingly nervous about both the political and economic effect of high oil prices. In recent weeks, soaring fuel costs have incited demonstrations and protests from Italy to Indonesia.
Saudi Arabia is currently pumping 9.45 million barrels a day, which is an increase of about 300,000 barrels from last month.
While they are reaping record profits, the Saudis are concerned that today’s record prices might eventually damp economic growth and lead to lower oil demand, as is already happening in the United States and other developed countries. More...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Secret al-Qaida, Iraq files found on British train

The documents belonged to a senior intelligence official in the Cabinet office and were found by a passenger on a London commuter train Tuesday. The envelope was then passed to the British Broadcasting Corp.
Seven pages stamped "UK Top Secret" included the latest government intelligence assessment on al-Qaida and Iraq's security forces, the BBC said. The documents were also stamped "for UK/US/Canadian and Australian eyes only." The first page was dated June 5, the BBC reported.
Two of the assessments were made by the British government's Joint Intelligence Committee. The report on Iraq was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence. The al-Qaida report was commissioned by the Foreign and the Home Offices.
The assessments often include intelligence material gathered from agents on the ground.
"Two documents which are marked as secret were left on a train and have subsequently been handed to the BBC," according to a Cabinet office spokesman. More...

The latest Big Apple trophy being coveted by oil-rich sovereign wealth funds is the landmark Chrysler Building. The super-rich Abu Dhabi Investment Council is negotiating an $800 million deal for a 75 percent stake in the Art Deco treasure that has defined the Midtown skyline since 1930. More...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Saudis to ease up on the jizya?

Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.
The kingdom will work to ensure there will be no "unwarranted and unnatural oil price hikes that could affect international economies, especially those of developing countries," said Madani. More...

In Southeast Asia, a Counterterrorism Strategy That's Working

According to today's New York Times , a number of counterterrorism experts and governments have concluded that JI and other major terrorist networks in Southeast Asia have suffered significant setbacks in the past three years.
The Times article found that the major elements in combatting the terrorist groups were effective law enforcement, heightened intelligence, ongoing military operations and "an erosion of public support." The implication is that an actual strategy, implemented over an extended period in a sustained fashion, has had actual success. More...

Yemen: Over half of married women under 15, says report

According to the study which was cited in the Yemen Times newspaper, the rate of child marriage among females in Yemen reached 52 percent, compared to less than seven percent among males.On top of that, in rural parts of Yemen, girls usually get married at an average age of 12 to 13 years old. The parliament in Yemen is reportedly working to raise the minimum marriageable age, which currently stands at 15 years old and so far there is no punishment for those families who allow their daughters to marry under this age. More...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Obama May Not Be Legally Qualified to Be President

Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between "December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986? .
Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. Citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal.
US Law very clearly stipulates: "… If only one parent was a U.S. Citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16."
Barack Obama’s father was not a U.S. Citizen and Obama’s mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawai’i being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama’s birth, but *after* age 16.

Is this Hillary´s october surprise?

Captive IDF soldier Shalit's family receive third letter from son

The Israeli media has reported that the family of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas, has received a letter from him.
The father of the kidnapped soldier, Naoum Shalit confirmed that he received the letter and assured that the handwriting is that of his son and that the letter is a newly written one.
The letter according to BBC also contained a plea by the soldier to the Israeli government and leaders to work harder to free him as soon as possible. More...

Robert Mugabe's thugs turn to burning people alive

For a wad of worthless Zimbabwean banknotes President Mugabe’s militias burnt six-year-old Nyasha Mashoko to death.
The target of the Zanu (PF) thugs had been the boy’s father, Brian Mamhova. They came for him on Friday night — three truckloads of them, plus a Mercedes Benz from which alighted three armed men in suits, Mr Mamhova said. The militiamen had been promised Z$25 trillion (£12,500) to kill him, which seems a high price on the head of a district councillor but which is no problem for a Government that sees printing money as the best way out of a crisis. More...

Monday, June 9, 2008

US captures top Hezbollah commander in Iraq

the unidentified Hizbullah commander was responsible for training the Iranian-backed Mahdi Army in the Baghdad area. “The arrest is a major achievement and could provide an intelligence bonanza,” an Iraqi source said.The U.S.-led coalition has reported the capture of a senior Iranian operative south of Baghdad. In a coalition statement, the operative was described as a “primary weapons smuggler and financier for Iranian-backed enemy fighters.”

Via Infidels are cool

Indicted Saudi gets $80 million US contract

ABC News reports on the humorous story of Gaith Pharaon, a Saudi financier who is wanted by the FBI for alleged bank fraud that cost US taxpayer $1.7 billion. The funny part is that the US military just awarded him an $80 million contract to supply jet fuel to US military bases in Afghanistan. More...

Iran's Ramazan Corps and the ratlines into Iraq.

Female Genital Mutilation

The Gambian-born Norwegian parents of six daughters, ages three to 14, face prosecution under a brand new law which made female genital mutilation illegal. Five of the six girls have been mutilated. The father is in custody. The mother is sick and pregnant at home.
In summary, Norwegian religious tolerance and cultural diversity will soon go before a court. More...

Via The Jawa Report

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ronald Reagan on D-Day

Australians for murdering ex-Muslims

An Australian group of Muslims, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, has published its draft constitution:

Article 1
The Islamic creed (’aqeedah) constitutes the foundation of the State. Nothing is permitted to exist in the government’s structure, accountability, or any other aspect connected with the government, that does not take the creed as its source.

Article 7
The State implements the divine law on all citizens who hold citizenship of the Islamic State, whether Muslims or not, in the following manner:…
c. Those who are guilty of apostasy (murtad) from Islam are to be executed according to the rule of apostasy, provided they have themselves renounced Islam.

These death-preaching totalitarians are excused as merely “alleged extremists” by the SBS’s tenured radical, George Negus, and given a pulpit on his show. Their material is freely distributed on university campuses.

Via Christians Under Attack

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft moves into position to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission over Afghanistan on May 29, 2008. The F-15E is deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and the KC-135 is assigned to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, and is deployed from the 141st Air Refueling Wing Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Air Force.

Via Solomonia

Iraqi Army interdicting Iranian operations in the South

Abu Al Khasib is on Highway 6 at the border crossing with Iran at Shalamcheh. The Iranian city of Shalamcheh is the main forward operating base for the Ramazan Corps's southernmost command. The Ramazan Corps is the Qods Force command assigned to direct operations inside Iraq. Weapons, fighters, and cash smuggled across the border into Basrah would pass through Abu Al Khasib. More...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gillette Match 3 really works

Turkish Writer Ponders if Prince Charles is a Dhimmi or Muslim Convert

Rumours have been circulating, for nearly two decades, about Prince Charles' overt affinity for Islam. This Turkish writer tells us what she, and many in others, believe to be true. Of more importance - is what the British people think. More...

Christian preachers face arrest in Birmingham

A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham.
The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a "hate crime" and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that "no-go areas" for Christians are emerging in British towns and cities, as the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, claimed in The Sunday Telegraph this year.
Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, both full-time evangelical ministers, have launched legal action against West Midlands Police, claiming the officer infringed their right to profess their religion. More...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"On the night that Barack Obama clinched his party's nomination, one-third of Hillary Clinton's supporters in Montana and South Dakota said they would not vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee."
Via Instapundit

BREAKING: Devastating Video Discovery-- Obama Associate Talks About His Pro-Palestinian Background

Pakistan: Blind seven-year-old beaten to death for failing to learn the Koran

The parents of a blind seven-year-old who was sent to a religious school in Pakistan have told how he was hung by his feet from a ceiling and beaten to death after failing to memorise the Koran.
The parents of Mohammed Atif admitted that they had ignored their son Mohammed's repeated complaints about abuse at the madrassah.
Police in the Punjab province said that Mohammed's religious teacher, Qari Ziauddin, was now in custody charged with torturing and murdering the boy on Thursday.
Police said Ziauddin, whose title "Qari" signifies he is a mullah, had suspended the boy from a ceiling fan for an hour before he beat him. When he realised how badly Mohammed was hurt, he apparently fled instead of taking him to hospital. More...

Cartoon In Saudi Paper: "Al-Qaeda in Iraq Forms Suicide-Bombing 'Paradise Youths'"

See Al-Qaeda Suicide Kids Expand Activity In Baghdad

Regime Campaign Against "Perverts" In Dubai Streets

Dubai police have launched a campaign against "sexual perverts" and against men dressing as women (and vice versa) in public places.
Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan said that the campaign was expected to last a few weeks, and that the police were acting in the capacity of UAE punitive law to protect society's values and customs.

From The Memri Blog

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

UK Muslim Public Affairs Council Making Lists

If you ever find yourself spending valuable time to compile lists of your Zionist enemies and their secret motivations, it’s a sign that you may need a shrink: Categorizing American Islamophobes - MPACUK :: Muslim Discussion Forum.

Category 1: The Seed PlantersExamples:
Steve Emerson, Daniel Pipes, Bernard Lewis
Usual Profession: Academics
Main Motivation: Zionism

Category 2: The Theological Warriors
Examples: Robert Spencer, Craig Winn, Pat Robertson
Usual Profession: Christian preachers
Main Motivation: Religious bigotry


Kuwait to probe women ministers over headscarf

Kuwait's new conservative-controlled parliament voted on Sunday to refer the case of two women ministers not wearing the hijab headscarf to its legal committee to establish if they broke the law.The vote followed a token walkout by nine Islamist and tribal MPs in protest at the two women's failure to wear the hijab. More...

Citizen News: Miyong Kuon in Khartoum

From Citizen News

Monday, June 2, 2008

Islamic Court opens near Mogadishu

The development is a blow to Somalia's interim government, which is backed by thousands of Ethiopian troops and African Union peacekeepers.
Since arriving in Mogadishu 17 months ago, the government has faced a bloody insurgency in the capital and other parts of the country, including ambushes, assassinations and roadside bombings.
In recent months, gunmen loyal to the Islamic Courts have seized control of several towns in the central and southern regions of Somalia.
The government, which spends massive resources defending the fortress in Mogadishu, has taken no action as Islamists continue to seize power in the countryside. More...

New Documents from Emerging Palestinian Al-Qaida Faction in Gaza Strip

Counterterrorism Blog - The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a communiqué and audio recording from an emerging branch of the Al-Qaida-aligned Fatah al-Islam movement based in the Gaza Strip. On January 12, 2008, the group issued a statement naming its local commander in the Palestinian territories as “Abu Abdelrahman al-Ghazzawi”, who it simply described as “a very kind brother, with much previous experience in jihad and deep-seeded roots in theology.” On February 12, 2008, Fatah al-Islam released the first known audio recording of Abu Abdelrahman al-Ghazzawi, in which he announced, “we shall commence our war from Palestine along with the Ansar and Muhajireen [emigrants and supporters] in order to unite our lines and to [honor] our slogans about battling the Jews who live near us—a jihad, in which there is no regard for clay and dirt…

Attention, Muslims: Add Dr. J to Your Boycott List

Friday, May 30, 2008

100,000 US Muslims Engage in Polygamy

Atlas Shrugs - Seems to me law enforcement pursues various polygamy sects except Islamic multiple marriage . A hands off policy is permission to continue. A hands off policy is submission.
NPR won't reveal the last names of those interviewed. Why is NPR protecting these bigamists and more to the point, if NPR can find them, why can't law enforcement?

Ahmadinejad Faces Rival

"A powerful rival to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became speaker of Iran's parliament today, clearing the way for a potential challenge against the hard-line head of state ahead of 2009 presidential elections," The Los Angeles Times reports. "Ali Larijani, Iran's former chief nuclear negotiator and a prominent conservative, won 232 out of 263 votes cast to attain the powerful and high-profile speaker's seat." More...

Missile-related Shipment to Syria Stopped, U.S. Says

Four countries last year prevented Syria from receiving equipment that could be used to test ballistic missile components, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
U.S. national security adviser Stephen Hadley described the previously undisclosed incident in a speech to members of the Proliferation Security Initiative, a network of countries that seeks to stop illicit weapons of mass destruction shipments.
The Bush administration has portrayed the PSI effort, which was launched five years ago and has more than 90 nations as members, as a significant success in its drive to prevent biological, chemical or nuclear terrorism.
Analysts say it is hard to judge its effectiveness because members are reluctant to disclose successes to avoid betraying sources that provide intelligence needed to stop shipments.
"One example of its success occurred in February 2007, when four nations represented in this room worked together to interdict equipment bound for Syria -- equipment that could have been used to test ballistic missile components," Hadley said at a conference to mark PSI's fifth anniversary.
"Interdictions like this one have been successful all over the world -- and have stopped many shipments of sensitive materials destined for Iran, North Korea, and Syria," he said, providing no further details. More...
Senior British police chief says political leaders should consider negotiations with al-Qaida

Mahdi Army punishes alcohol sellers in Iraq

Thursday, May 29, 2008

First documentary evidence Iran is into nuclear explosives, missile warhead design

The International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna based its new and damning findings partly on 18 intelligence documents submitted by the United States, and now accuse Tehran of willful lack of cooperation. Iran dismissed the documents as forged or fabricated.
DEBKAfile reports that the documents came from materials contained in a laptop stolen from one of the heads of Iran’s nuclear program in Tehran in late 2006 by Iranian dissidents. It was passed to the CIA. Despite this evidence of an ongoing nuclear weapons program, sixteen US intelligence agencies, including the CIA, combined last year to announce this program was suspended in 2003.
Even the nuclear watchdog’s director Mohammed ElBaradei, who often meets the Iranians halfway, has concluded that Iran’s nuclear activities are of “serious concern” and require “substantial explanations.” which Tehran has refused to offer.
His latest report describes Iran’s installation of new IR-2 and IR-3 centrifuges for enriching uranium at the Natanz site as “significant” yet not communicated to his agency. IAEA inspectors on a visit in April were denied access to the sites where the centrifuges are manufactured and the scientists involved. Some, the report states, were produced by Iran’s “military” (a reference to the Revolutionary Guards corps which is in charge of Iran’s nuclear weapons industry).
An official connected to the watchdog disclosed that since December, the Iranians have processed close to 150 kilograms, double the amount produced in the same period 18 months ago.
The watchdog director’s report was released Monday, May 26, to the IAEA’s 35-member board of directors and the UN Security Council, and will be discussed by the board next week.

Matchboxes with $5m Osama bounty message circulating in Peshawar

“Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, if you have any information about Osama Bin Laden,” says the text written in Urdu on one side of the matchbox containing 30 sticks. Postal and email addresses for sharing of information with the US government have also been given on the other side of the matchbox, which also mentions the web-site for further information.The inside text states Bin Laden is wanted by the US government on charges of killing 220 innocent citizens in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998. It further says that the US government will pay up to $5 million for any information leading to the arrest of Bin Laden in any country or help prove the charges levelled against him. The statement says the informer’s name will be kept secret, and ‘possible’ relocation to another place.Previously, leaflets were distributed in the Tribal Areas and t-shirts carrying Bin Laden’s photos were also introduced in Peshawar to encourage people to provide information about the Al Qaeda chief.

Bin Laden said to be in Chitral

Via Daily Times

Church of England: UK will be "Islamic nation" in 2038

The progress of conservative Islam in the UK has been amazing, and it has come at a time of prolonged decline in church attendance that seems likely to continue.
This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims. (...) At all levels of national life Islam has gained state funding, protection from any criticism, and the insertion of advisors and experts in government departs national and local. A Muslim Home Office adviser, for example, was responsible for Baroness Scotland’s aborting of the legislation against honour killings, arguing that informal methods would be better. In the police we hear of girls under police protection having the addresses of their safe houses disclosed to their parents by Muslim officers who think they are doing their religious duty. (...) The point is that Islam is being institutionalised, incarnated, into national structures amazingly fast, at the same time as demography is showing very high birthrates. More...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Iraq: Al-Qaeda releases video of teenage terror cell

The Islamic State of Iraq, the umbrella name adopted by al-Qaeda groups in the country, has released the first video of the group's new teenage terror cell for those under 16 years of age. The video of the terror cell known as "Youths of Heaven" is produced by al-Furqan, the media production arm of the Islamic State of Iraq. The video was aired for the first time on Tuesday on the Arabic satellite television channel Al-Arabiya. It shows a group of young aspiring suicide bombers brandishing Kalashnikovs and promising to blow themselves up against "the crusaders and apostates." More...

Jury convicts Iranian engineer of accessing computer to use software from US nuclear plant

An engineer from Iran was convicted Tuesday of illegally accessing a protected computer in the United States to use training software he obtained at a former job at a nuclear power plant in Arizona.
The jury deadlocked on two other counts against Mohammad Reza Alavi: stealing protected software and illegally exporting the software in violation of the U.S. trade embargo with Iran. A retrial was set for Aug. 1.
Defense attorney David Laufman said he plans to file a motion asking U.S. District Judge Neil Wake to overturn the guilty verdict.
"The government failed to meet its burden of proof on the main charges in this case," Laufman said.
Alavi, 50, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Iran, ran afoul of the law in 2006, prosecutors said. That is when he quit his job at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix and brought a laptop to Iran containing training software with design schematics and other details of the plant. More...

CIA Planning For Al Qaeda 'Succession Crisis'

CBS 2 - CIA Director Michael Hayden says there is "a big and continual push" to capture or kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace.The CIA is just as interested in those jockeying to replace bin Laden in what Hayden predicted will be a "succession crisis."His comments came in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.A number of Egyptians are part of al Qaeda's top echelon and may struggle for power among themselves.Hayden says that despite al Qaeda's resilience, taking out bin Laden would be a psychological blow to the group behind the 9/11 attacks.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Iran 'paid Iraq insurgents to kill UK soldiers'

Hamas and Hizbullah Recruiting in Increasingly Islamist Turkey

Turkey, a vacation destination for many Israelis and the home of newly launched talks with Syria, is experiencing an upsurge in Islamist programs targeting Israel for destruction.
According to Turkish web site, radical Turkish Islamists have been organizing nightly programs in cities across Turkey under the slogan, “A free Al-Quds [the Muslim term for Jerusalem], A world without Israel.” The halls are decked out with photos of Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah and former Hamas Chief Ahmed Yassin. PLO flags are draped over the speaker's podium. More...

MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers

Islamic terrorists may be targeting mentally disturbed or disabled people in Britain in a bid to form a new “brigade” of home-grown suicide bombers, security officials fear.
MI5 and police say the case of Nicky Reilly, who is being held over a nailbomb attack last week in Exeter, may indicate a new strategy of targeting vulnerable people with mental health problems to carry out attacks.
A counterterrorism official said MI5 was investigating the extent to which Reilly had been manipulated by a “charismatic” Al-Qaeda recruiter. More...

China/Russia: Focus On Pipelines During Medvedev Visit

High on Medvedev's agenda is the issue of how to expand pipeline links so that Russia can sell and export more oil to energy-hungry China.In the past, the two governments have discussed proposals to build new pipeline links -- including an extension of the eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline into China. More...

Ukraine: Kyiv Summit Seals Caspian Energy Project

Seven former Soviet-bloc countries, seeking to lessen dependence on Moscow's energy supplies and transport routes, have agreed to launch a joint project aimed at bypassing Russian territory to bring Caspian oil to European markets. More...

Somalia: UN monitors have accused Ugandan peacekeepers of selling arms to Muslim fighters.

Dutch town moves nudes after complaints... "not just Muslims"

A Dutch town hall has moved two paintings of nude women after complaints from citizens, including Muslims, stoking criticism that the Netherlands is curtailing artists' freedoms.The town of Huizen, east of Amsterdam, confirmed media reports on Thursday that it had moved two paintings of naked women by Dutch artist Ellen Vroegh from a waiting room in the town hall to a less public position nearby. "Visitors and some staff complained, not just Muslims, but others too," a town spokeswoman said. More...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pakistani Taliban seek sharia rule

Pakistani Taliban fighters have said that the success of a peace deal signed with the government in the northwestern area depends on the complete enforcement of Islamic law in the region.
The agreement, signed on Wednesday, ends months of fighting in the Swat valley between troops and fighters loyal to Maulana Fazlullah, a pro-Taliban commander.

The Pakistan government has agreed gradually topull out troops from the Swat valley. More...

Eccentric Gambian President Yahya Jammeh threatened to behead gays unless they left the country.

Malaysian PM puts muslim women in their place

A Malaysian MP told parliament that there would be fewer marital problems and a lower divorce rate if Muslim women were taught to accept polygamy, news reports said today.
Ibrahim Ali, an independent parliamentarian, proposed moves to address the issue in response to complaints that women were always blamed for marital issues.
“Such problems happen because women cannot accept polygamy. From a preventive point of view, what about doing a big campaign so that women can accept polygamy?” Ibrahim was quoted saying in the Star daily.
The ethnic Malay Muslim lawmaker said women who are pregnant or who have “problems” when they hit their 50s do not understand that men still want to “have fun”. More...

Friday, May 23, 2008

The muslimisation of british by-ways

Divorce -- Sharia Style

Frontpage interviews Janice Gotchet who has had to endure Islamic laws in her marriage to - and divorce from - a Muslim man.

I met my former husband, a Muslim, in California, while he was a student. We married in 1979, and eventually relocated permanently to Kuwait in 1984. More...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tube terror: A scene from Shoot On Sight, a fictionalised account of the killing of an innocent young Muslim by the Metropolitan Police
The real incident killed 52 people as well as the four bombers. Innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police in a later incident.
But Lisa Cassidy, 28, of Finsbury Park, whose 22-year-old brother Ciaran died at Russell Square, condemned the project.
"Are we going to get to see this beforehand? We want to know exactly what this film is about and what they are portraying. I think it is completely insensitive to release it on July 7 - they are just trying to make money and raise publicity." More...

Success in Iraq

Do we still have troops in Iraq? Is there still a conflict over there? If you rely on the so-called mainstream media, you may have difficulty answering those questions these days. As Iraqi and Coalition forces pile up one success after another, Iraq has magically vanished from the headlines. Want a real "inconvenient truth?" Progress in Iraq is powerful and accelerating.
But that fact isn't helpful to elite media commissars and cadres determined to decide the presidential race over our heads. How dare our troops win? Even worse, Iraqi troops are winning. Daily. You won't see that above the fold in The New York Times. And forget the Obama-intoxicated news networks - they've adopted his story line that the clock stopped back in 2003.
To be fair to the quit-Iraq-and-save-the-terrorists media, they have covered a few recent stories from Iraq:
* When a rogue US soldier used a Koran for target practice, journalists pulled out all the stops to turn it into "Abu Ghraib, The Sequel."
Unforgivably, the Army handled the situation well. The "atrocity" didn't get the traction the whorespondents hoped for.

Baha'i Leaders Jailed in Iran

The Islamic government of Iran jailed six top Baha'i religious leaders last week, contrary to the advertised philosophy of the religion of peace and tolerance.
Iranian intelligence agents searched the homes of the six on Wednesday and then whisked them away, according to the Baha'i's World News Service. The report said the six are in Evin prison and that the arrests follow the detention in March of another Baha'i leader. More...
The Taliban Leadership, one by one.

Faces of Soldiers - Air Assault, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

India: At Friday prayers, imams to slam terror

The Movement Against Terrorism (MAT), a new front of moderate clerics, will exhort imams at mosques across north India to use the Friday prayer to speak out against the murderous Islamic groups. It also attempts to answer the oft-heard criticism that Muslim clerics, even the more moderate ones, aren’t seen as doing enough to condemn terrorism. More...
Boy, 12, Beheads Man In Al Qaeda Video

Losing Pakistan?

Saifullah Khan Mahsud, a Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore:

To the dismay of the powerful and fiercely independent Pushtun tribes inhabiting the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan has deployed more than a 100,000 soldiers in the region and in the event it has jeopardized the security that it enjoyed on its western borders with Afghanistan. It has lost more than a thousand of its best soldiers fighting these elements, it has faced and continues to face numerous terrorist strikes in the shape of suicide attacks and bombings in the country and moreover, its extensive ongoing ground operations against the extremist elements in the Swat Valley have proved largely successful.


CF dawn raid on a Taliban compoud, video by Scott Kesterson

France admits ambassador held talks with Hamas

Gulf News - France said on Monday it had held talks with Hamas, in an apparent softening of its support for the US-led policy of isolating the Palestinian Islamist group. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner confirmed a report in the French daily Le Figaro quoting a retired ambassador who it said had met senior Hamas officials last month. "It would be difficult to deny it since the man who is in touch with them has spoken," Kouchner told Europe 1 radio. Kouchner played down the talks between France and Hamas. "They are not relations. They are contacts," he said. "Having contacts is necessary. We had some before the invasion [takeover by Hamas] of Gaza," he said.

Egypt police shoot Sudanese migrant at Israel border

Gulf News - Egyptian police shot and wounded a Sudanese man to prevent him from crossing the border illegally to Israel from the Sinai peninsula on Monday, a security official said.
The official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters police opened fire on the 24-year-old after he refused to comply with orders to stop. He was shot in the head.
The official said another Sudanese man, a 29-year-old, was injured in a separate incident after he cut himself while trying to cross barbed wire on the border.
Egyptian police have killed 12 migrants this year who were trying to get into the Jewish state.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

U.S. Detains About 500 'Enemy Combatant' Children in Iraq, 10 in Afghanistan

A total of 2,500 youths under the age of 18 have been detained, almost all in Iraq, for periods up to a year or more in President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism campaign since 2002, the United States reported last week to the U.N.'s Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Civil liberties groups such as the International Justice Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) denounced the detentions as abhorrent, and a violation of U.S. treaty obligations.
"The juveniles that the United States has detained have been captured engaging in anti-coalition activity, such as planting Improvised Explosive Devices, operating as lookouts for insurgents, or actively engaged in fighting against U.S. and Coalition forces," the U.S. report said. More...

South African Mobs Massacre Zimbabwean Immigrants

New PA Demand: 'We Want an Army'

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator and former Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia has reportedly added a new demand to the long list being negotiated in final status talks with Israel: the PA, he says, will also require an army to defend the new Arab state.
A senior PA official confirmed that the issue was raised in talks at least a week ago, according to the Hebrew newspaper Yediot Aharonot. "At the meeting in question, we raised the demand for a regular army, meant to defend the independent state," a source clarified.
This comes in direct violation of all previous agreements stipulating that any PA state would be a demilitarized entity. More...

US denies report on plan to attack Iran

The White House on Tuesday flatly denied an Army Radio report that claimed US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term. It said that while the military option had not been taken off the table, the Administration preferred to resolve concerns about Iran's push for a nuclear weapon "through peaceful diplomatic means."
Army Radio had quoted a top official in Jerusalem claiming that a senior member in the entourage of President Bush, who concluded a trip to Israel last week, had said in a closed meeting here that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action against Iran was called for. More...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Video: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The Hidden Imam Manages All the Affairs of the World.

Obama Hangs With Hezbollah's Iranian Agent Imam

Debbie Schlussel - Barack Obama claims he's against HAMAS and Hezbollah and is offended by President Bush's speech in Israel about Obama's ethos of "appeasement." So why is he meeting with one of Hezbollah's most important imams and agents in America, Imam Hassan Qazwini? And why is this open anti-Semite and supporter of Israel's annihilation getting to discuss "the Arab-Israeli conflict" in a private one-on-one meeting with Obama? What was said? I think we can do the math. More...

Klein, a Jewish reporter, confronts terrorists whose stated goal is the annihilation of the United States and Israel, and narrates his interviews from the unique perspective of a Jew meeting with his enemy. More...

Syrian Daily: The Poisonous Mushroom That Is Israel Will Sooner Or Later Be Uprooted

The Memri Blog - In an editorial by editor Isam Dari, the Syrian government daily Teshreen criticized the world leaders who attended Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations.
Dari added that the Crusader experience had proved that those who owned the land and the rights "would sooner or later uproot the poisonous mushroom," which, he said, explained the fear dominating the Zionists and their attempts to persuade the world leaders that Israel is an existing fact even though that is not how things are.

David Horowitz - Party of Defeat

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Muslim threats force out disabled teacher with dog :Islamic students reportedly taunted 'unclean' animal

A Muslim high school student's intolerance for a service dog needed by a student teacher with a disability has reportedly prompted the student teacher to abandon the last 10 hours of his scheduled assignment at Technical High School in St. Cloud, Minn.
The St. Cloud Times online said the situation developed with student teacher Tyler Hurd, 23, of Mahtomedi, who hopes to teach special education.
He's a student at St. Cloud State University, and was assigned to Technical High School in the St. Cloud district for his 50 hours of student teaching, and took with him his service dog, Emmitt. More...

Kuwait goes to the polls

Reformists believe larger voting districts will make it harder for candidates to buy votes because they would have to pay a much larger number of people to get the necessary amount of votes. More...

Big Brother in France

Last week, the prefect of Indre-et-Loire (France), Paul Girod de Langlade was fined 2000 euros for "provoking racial discrimination". Yesterday, at the council of ministers, he was cashiered.His crime is having said, while speaking of "people in transit": "There are too many of them in the department. We have been too lax for too long. Everybody knows that when they arrive some place, they bring crime." More...

US House Approves $10 Million in Aid for Iraq's Christians

This is a tremendous victory for the advocacy efforts of the newly formed Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA). Representative Anna Eshoo, co-chair of the House Caucus said: "I'm pleased that the amendment contains $10 million for vulnerable Iraqi minorities. The needs of the Assyrians could not be greater…These families desperately need security, housing, jobs, schools and the chance to live in a sustainable community where they can openly practice their faith."
Representative Joe Knollenberg, Caucus Member and Member of the House Appropriations Committee said: "I am proud to have helped deliver this needed assistance to our friends in Iraq. Together with the Iraqi-American community, we're making an important difference in the lives of Iraqi minorities who need our help." More...

North Carolina Web Site Said to Be 'Gateway Drug' To Terror

When former Guantanamo inmate Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi blew up an Iraqi police station — and himself — in April, a U.S.-based Web site was quick to post a reaction.
"This is what you call a success story," Revolution.Muslimpad said of the homicide attack, which killed six. It described al-Ajmi as a hero, a "martyrdom bomber" who sacrificed "his life for the sake of Islam."
The site is believed to be the brainchild of a 22-year-old American Samir Khan of Charlotte, N.C. More...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Obama: Hamas and Hezbollah have “legitimate claims”

The U.S. needs a foreign policy that “looks at the root causes of problems and dangers.” Obama compared Hezbollah to Hamas. Both need to be compelled to understand that “they’re going down a blind alley with violence that weakens their legitimate claims.” He knows these movements aren’t going away anytime soon (”Those missiles aren’t going to dissolve”), but “if they decide to shift, we’re going to recognize that. That’s an evolution that should be recognized.”

Via Infidels are Cool

Prayer for the IDF Soldiers and Israel

A Terrorist Group with a YouTube Channel

At YouTube they remove anti-jihad videos at the merest whiff of protest from Muslims.
But they have no qualms about hosting a channel for Harkat Ul Mujahideen, a group that is listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization, with dozens of snuff films and jihad videos:

YouTube - HarkatulMujahideen’s Channel.

Via little green footballs

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Al-Qaeda ready to take over regime in Yemen if collapses

Yemen Online - A source close to Al-Qaeda said that Yemen’s al-Qaeda is closely monitoring the ongoing situations in Yemen and how this may lead to many repercussions including insecurity, monarchy and even collapsing of the current regime so that Mujaheeddin can take over. The source who talked over the phone said that there are plans and arrangements underway by Yemen’s al-Qaeda however; refused to give further details. The source indicated that the recent attacks that targeted U.S. and Italian embassies as well as other western interests in Sana’a were carried out by al-Qaeda. He denied that those attacks were a failure. “The attacks did not fail and they were messages meant to be sent to different parties and they were already delivered,” said the source.

Via Counterterrorism

Curfew lifted in Indian city a day after after bombings kill 80

IHT - One of the seven bombs that blasted this historic city ripped apart Sumana Khan's life, killing her mother and two aunts and leaving the 4-year-old girl with a broken arm, a fractured leg and shrapnel in her back.
Most of the bombs were placed in bags left on bicycles that police have traced to two shops in Jaipur's old city, said city Inspector General of Police Pankaj Singh.
Nearly a dozen people have been questioned. No arrests have been made, but police released a sketch of a man in his early 20s, believed to have bought the bikes.
The bombers may have been aiming "to create communal tension," said Vasundhara Raje, chief minister of Rajasthan state.

Afghan teacher killed after speech condemning suicide bombings

IHT - Abdul Hadi criticized such attacks as un-Islamic and un-Afghan during a speech Tuesday in the Archi district of Kunduz province, said Khair Mohammad Subat, the provincial education department director.
Hadi spoke at a gathering of about 700 people, including the Kunduz governor, and was on his way home when he was killed
In January, Education Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar said the number of students and teachers killed in Taliban attacks spiked in the past year in a campaign to close schools and force teenage boys to join the Islamic militia. According to UNICEF, there were 236 school-related attacks last year.
In central Logar province, meanwhile, education department director Kamaluddin Zadran said three girls schools have been set ablaze in the past three weeks.

Al-Qaeda is Dwindling in Afghanistan and Iraq

The most interesting discovery during a visit to Jalalabad, where Osama bin Laden planted his flag in 1996, is that Al-Qaeda seems to have all but disappeared. The group is on the run, too, in Iraq, and that raises some interesting questions about how to pursue this terrorist enemy in the future.
"Al-Qaeda is not a topic of conversation here," says Colonel Mark Johnstone, the deputy commander of Task Force Bayonet, which oversees four provinces surrounding Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Pete Benchoff agrees: "We're not seeing a lot of Al-Qaeda fighters. They've shifted here to facilitation and support." More...

Druze clerics pary over the coffins of two supporters of the Progressive Socialist Party during their funeral in Choueifat on May 13, 2008.

Via Now Lebanon

China eyes overseas land in food push

Chinese companies will be encouraged to buy farmland abroad, particularly in Africa and South America, to help guarantee food security under a plan being considered by Beijing. More...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thousands of Muslims Convert to Christianity in Iraq

Taliban deliver silent death threats after midnight

Afghans call them 'night letters' -- notes scattered or pushed under doorways by Taliban militants in the dead of night, threatening villagers' lives if they cooperate with foreign forces and the government.
The notes are often poorly written but the message is clear -- have nothing to do with the foreign troops or serve in the government they back, otherwise, your business will be destroyed, your livestock snatched or your throat cut. More...

Algeria: The creation of new counterterrorism brigades to fight Al-Qaeda

These brigades will rely on information collected by creating intelligence, and emergency intervention brigades. Their agents will wear civil suits, and will be extended through the entire province in which they will serve.El Khabar source has linked the decision of stretching these investigation and research brigades, with a new institution to be established in the near future. This institution will be created at the aim of countering Al-Qaeda branch in Algeria, especially after the terrorist attacks shaking Algiers, last December. More...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hizballah received 35 new Iranian speedboats shortly before current crisis

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that three weeks before Hizballah seized western Beirut, the Shiite terrorist group took delivery of 35 fast speedboats for use with explosives from Iran. The craft can threaten US Sixth Fleet and Israel Navy shipping close to Lebanese shores, reach Israel’s Haifa and Ashdod Mediterranean ports and raid its coastal oil installations.
The speedboats were tailor-made for Hizballah by Iranian Revolutionary Guards shipyards at Bandar Abbas as the only marine terror fleet operating in Mediterranean waters. Our military sources report the boats are capable of carrying chemical, biological and radiological weapons systems.
They were delivered in mid-April by an Iranian freighter at the Syrian port of Latakia and trucked to Naimah port south of Beirut. There they were hidden in the subterranean hangars belonging to Ahmed Jibril, head of the Palestinian Liberation Front-General Command. Today, the PLF-GC is financed and directed by the Revolutionary Guards. The hangars were constructed in the seventies by East Germany engineers with a protected Mediterranean anchorage and made virtually impenetrable by sea or air.